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Henry David Thoreau and the Moral Agency of Knowing


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Mai 2003

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Tauber locates a philosophical continuity in Thoreau's life and work.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Acknowledgments Introduction 1. The Eternal Now 2. Three Apple Trees 3. Another Apple Tree 4. Thoreau at the Crossroads 5. Thoreau's Personalized Facts 6. Thoreau's Moral Universe 7. The Self-Positing I Epilogue: Mending the World Notes References Index

Portrait

Alfred I. Tauber is Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University. Among his previous books are Confessions of a Medicine Man (1999) and The Immune Self: Theory or Metaphor? (1994).

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"In arguing for the centrally moral and ethical value of Thoreau's works, Tauber is taking a brave stance in these slippery postmodern times.... It's one thing to praise Thoreau for his opposition to the Mexican War, his philosophy of passive resistance, and his fervent opposition to slavery. It's quite another to argue that his entire project--his whole sense of identity, self-formation, and his relation to nature--is part of a deeply moral enterprise....Thoreau's modernity has been defined in many ways in recent years. Tauber adds another important and distinctive dimension to this discussion."
EAN: 9780520239159
ISBN: 0520239156
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2003
Seitenanzahl: 328 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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